The news that Nicolas de la Cruz could go to prison surprised the entire soccer world. The River Plate and Uruguayan national team player could be detained after a Paraguayan court ordered his arrest. The River Plate forward may miss his team's next matches for the Copa Libertadores.
Nicolas De La Cruz is one of the best players of the Uruguayan national team and River Plate and for that reason it is very likely that his future is in Europe. After this problem with justice, his opportunity to take the leap and reach the best football in the world could be frustrated. De La Cruz is accused of having attacked the Paraguayan police when he traveled to play a game when he was younger.
The last few weeks have been very difficult for Nicolas De La Cruz since a few days ago his sister had been arrested for drug trafficking problems. The De La Cruz family and especially Nicolas are more focused on their legal problems than on their profession. This can greatly affect De La Cruz's soccer level.
We will have to wait the next few hours to find out if Nicolas De La Cruz could be in the next River Plate matches and if the coach Marcelo Gallardo supports him in this hard moment that the Uruguayan has to live